Lakes of Fire 2013 - Rothbury, MI (June 20-23)

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Lakes of Fire 2013 - Rothbury, MI (June 20-23)

Postby Lakes of Fire » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:59 am

Friends and Freaks, Lovers and Lofers!

Lakes of Fire 2013
SUPERSTITION

Thursday, June 20th - Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Lucky Lake Campground
3977 West Wilke Road
(Enter on Winston Road)
Montague, MI 49437
(Rothbury exit)
http://www.lakesoffire.org/
http://www.luckylakecampground.com/

Tickets for Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) will be available on-line in early spring. Stay tuned for more details.

To volunteer to make Lakes of Fire a reality, follow this link: http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteerform/

Lakes of Fire is a collaborative celebration of art and community, steeped in friendship, fire, and wonder. This event will be for you, and by you, featuring your creativity, your art, and your relentless enthusiasm. Your Lucky Lake home hosts open camping and theme camps; music, art, and fiery fun. Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) will revel in the creative carnival atmosphere and non-stop smile that you have always brought to it. Lakes of Fire 2013 is the Great Lakes region's official Burning Man Regional Event, and is conducted in accordance with the 10 Principles. The campground includes a freshwater, no-wake, no-gas-motor lake with over a mile of shoreline; catch and release fishing; but no lifeguards, so be well aware that you swim at your own risk.

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2013 Theme: SUPERSTITION
"If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash." ~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr

What makes meaning?

How do we explain the inexplicable forces in our minds? -those which sometimes tell us that a winter night's flock of crows, perched silently in a barren tree, is somehow more than just a group of birds? -or the whispering smile in our ears revealing that a cloud's passing wisp on a brilliant sunshine day speaks a joyful message from the future?

The superstitions of old, the augurers, and the omens on the wing, seem foreign to us now; unbelievable.

But they are not so different from that ringing in your ears that can prickle up your neck and make you wonder: "Who is talking about me?" . . . nor the black cat in the road that makes you think for just a second, nor the fingers that you cross, nor the knocking on the table to ward off unwanted visions, once they're spoken.

Meaning is our own, to cobble or weave together in whatever form or fashion we desire. We are the makers and the enactors of our meanings, bringing them up from the depths of a collective or personal psyche. Some of these are passed around in currents of knowledge for ages, seeming to have a life that's all their own. Some fall away in the distance, seeming strange and other to us now.

At Lakes of Fire 2013, ask yourself: "Why do I believe what I believe? What makes me fear or smile at certain happenings? And is there truth to these insights?"

Our search leads us back to where we began: within.
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ART GRANTS
With swelling pride, G.L.E.A. Inc. / Lakes of Fire announces our second art grant cycle.

On behalf of the organizing team and funded artists, thank you Lakes of Fire community for your incredible support! It truly is your participation that has made this program possible, and it is quite literally your money that will be funding these grants.

More information on the application process with be forthcoming, but interested artists should see our policies, found here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrants/#policies

You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, found here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrants/#faq

Got questions? Email artgrants@lakesoffire.org!

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REFLECTIONS ON 2012
We'd be remiss in launching Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) if we didn't take a look back at 2012's event, It Was On Fire When We Got Here.

Thanks again to EVERYONE who participated in the fourth installment of Lakes of Fire! 2012's event was the best one yet!

Here are some of our favorite pictures and videos, straight from participants just like you! http://www.lakesoffire.org/pastevents/

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That's all for now - more to come!

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Re: Lakes of Fire 2013 - Rothbury, MI (June 20-23)

Postby Lakes of Fire » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:45 am

Lakes of Fire 2013
SUPERSTITION

Thursday, June 20th - Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Lucky Lake Campground
3977 West Wilke Road
(Enter on Winston Road)
Montague, MI 49437
(Rothbury exit)
http://www.lakesoffire.org/
http://www.luckylakecampground.com/

What's Shakin' Lofers?

Brrrr, it's cold across Great Lakes country these days! But lots of warm thoughts about hot fires are keeping the Great Lakes Burning Man community all comfy/cozy, don'tcha think?

Tickets for Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) will be available on-line in early spring. Stay tuned for more details.

Planning for Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) is 100 percent under way! So get involved!

Speakin'o'which . . . .

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VOLUNTEER

Did you know that both Lakes of Fire, and the Great Lakes Experimental Arts 501(c)4 that runs it, are both 100% volunteer-operated? That's right, not a single person gets paid for enacting Lakes of Fire . . . not the Leave No Trace and DPW crews that put in hours in setup and clean-up, not the Rangers and Medical staff, nor the Info-bot, nor the Accounting Team . . . not even the President of G.L.E.A. Inc!! All of these people are moties (motivated individuals) who put in their spare time to make Lakes of Fire the awesome experience it is.


Your Lakes of Fire experience cannot grow unless there is an ever-expanding group of dedicated volunteers to pull off this amazing event safely, responsibly, and with maximum amounts of awesome. Without moties who volunteer-ipate, there can be no Lakes of Fire, which is no fun at all. :-(

Are you a motie? Follow this link. Even those who've filled this form out before are should "re-up" this year, and yes, please fill it out again. http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteer/

If you've volunteered before, THANK YOU for all your hard work...we are looking forward to have you back in the ranks again this year! And yes, returning volunteers will get the first crack at reduced-cost tickets to the event. If you've never volunteered at Lakes of Fire, THANK YOU for signing up; we're so excited to have you with us!

A friendly reminder: you must have a ticket to attend the event, so please make sure you have a ticket secured before you commit to work any volunteer shifts!

We also welcome you to the Lakes of Fire Volunteer Appreciation Party on Friday, June 21st. We will properly reward for all your hard work with plenty of food, swag, friends and fun! Make sure you stop by...details (including location) are forthcoming!

Flaming love and hugs!
- Your Lakes of Fire volunteer leads
volunteers@lakesoffire.org
http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteerform

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EFFIGY DESIGN COMPETITION

Do you want to design, build, and burn the next effigy for Lakes of Fire?

Please e-mail effigy ideas and submissions to effigy@lakesoffire.org before Feb 28th!!!

We score on 17 categories, in no particular order. Follow this link to learn more. http://www.lakesoffire.org/blog/effigy- ... ompetition

The more detailed plans you can give us the better; build outlines, build dates, the better. If you don't know everything don't stress it, as the purpose of the Effigy Council is to not only choose the next effigy but assist the lead and builders in doing so.

The Effigy budget in the past has been about $2,500.00 to include materials and transportation. Due to space constraints the size of the effigy must be less then 4,500 lbs of wood and have a foot print of 20 feet by 30 feet and 25 feet in height or less. In accordance the the wishes of the local fire marshal please construct the effigy of clean wood with minimal plywood.

The Effigy budget in the past has been about $2,500.00 to include materials and transportation. Due to space constraints the size of the effigy must be less then 4,500 lbs of wood and have a foot print of 20 feet by 30 feet and 25 feet in height or less. In accordance the the wishes of the local fire marshal please construct the effigy of clean wood with minimal plywood.

The deadline Feb 28th as we will shortly decide what the next effigy is and who is going to lead the build shortly afterwards.

If you have any questions please let us know. effigy@lakesoffire.org

effigy@lakesoffire.org
The Effigy Council
http://www.lakesoffire.org/blog/effigy- ... ompetition

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FORUM

Want to stay in touch with Lakes of Fire on-line, but not really a Facebook type of person? We've re-launched the Forum . This is a great place to seek camps, rides, tickets, pimp your project, ask questions, talk about the ten principles - shoot you name it!

Set up an account and take part in the conversation today! Follow this link to get started http://forum.lakesoffire.org/

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MORE EARLY-INS IN 2013

We hear you lofers, we really do!

The people have clearly spoken, and they want more Lakes of Fire! Participant-organizers have heard LOTS of requests for more days, in essence a longer (and more expensive) Lakes of Fire experience.

"Why isn't Lakes of Fire longer?"

100% volunteer-run events are an interesting phenomenon, in that they're the kind of gifts that you give yourself. This means that without volunteers ramping up their efforts, it's impossible to make "more." The good news is that the volunteer-base is growing and growing rapidly.

As a test run for future Lakes of Fire events, at which your organizers foresee a significantly larger population, a greatly
expanded early entry for registered theme camps, art projeCts and volunteers will be offered on Wednesday June 19th, 2013. This has always been available, but instead allowing just 200 in on "early-entry" passes, we expect that number to more than double.

After 2013, your participant - organizing team will re-assess, with a goal of sustainably growing this amazing community!

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FINANCIAL REPORT

Great Lakes Experimental Arts Inc., and Lakes of Fire, take pride in financial transparency to our community, as this is, in a very literal sense, the community's money.

Here are the numbers on 2012's event, It Was On Fire When We Got Here: http://tinyurl.com/bkt53at

That's all for now - more to come!

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Re: Lakes of Fire 2013 - Rothbury, MI (June 20-23)

Postby Lakes of Fire » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:11 am

Tickets for Lakes of Fire 2013 (Supersition) will be available online March 31st. 2013's tickets are priced at ONE TIER, and will cost $65.

Lakes of Fire is a collaborative celebration of art and community, steeped in friendship, fire, and wonder. This event will be for you, and by you, featuring your creativity, your art, and your relentless enthusiasm. Your Lucky Lake home hosts open camping and theme camps; music, art, and fiery fun. Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition) will revel in the creative carnival atmosphere and non-stop smile that you have always brought to it. Lakes of Fire 2013 is the Great Lakes region's official Burning Man Regional Event, and is conducted in accordance with the 10 Principles. The campground includes a freshwater, no-wake, no-gas-motor lake with over a mile of shoreline; catch and release fishing; but no lifeguards, so be well aware that you swim at your own risk.

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TIX AND GATE BASICS

Welcome!!
GATE HOURS - Eastern Time Zone

Thursday - June 20th, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 12:00 Midnight

Friday - June 21st, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M. - Gate closes!

Saturday - June 22nd, 2013
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 PM - Gate closes!
Participants only! No spectators please. Arrive by 6:00 PM to participate in Lakes of Fire.

Sunday - June 23rd, 2013
All participants except for organizers, DPW, and LNT must be off the property by 3:00 P.M.

TICKETING & ENTRY
You must have a valid photo ID and ticket ready. Upon verifying both photo ID and ticket, you will be wristbanded. KEEP YOUR WRISTBAND ON THROUGHOUT LAKES OF FIRE.

All vehicles are subject to search.

At Gate you must report the sound equipment you have with you, even boom-boxes.

Minors 12 years old and under are welcome to join Lakes of Fire free. Participants 13+ must pay the full ticket price.

There will be absolutely no ticket sales at the Gate…as in zero.

There is no will-call at the Gate. Print and bring your ticket!

Participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You must be 21+ to drink alcohol at Lakes of Fire. Participants receive wristbands identifying their age. No wristband? No participation. No exceptions.

Exit and re-entry, i.e., “ins and outs,” are only allowed in cases of emergency. If an emergency arises that requires you to leave and come back, keep your wristband on for your return.

Once you are past the Gate, stretch your legs, get out, and hug a Greeter. They know everything!

Lakes of Fire's site, Lucky Lake Campground, is privately owned and operated by our friends and trusted partners. Comply with any reasonable request that law enforcement, our organizers, our hosts, or their employees make of you. Failure to do so is grounds for removal from Lakes of Fire, and that's way less of a good time.

Abide by all relevant local, state and federal laws. If you see law enforcement officers, be nice to them. Lakes of Fire cooperates with all local, county, state and federal officials.

Sorry puppies! No pets are allowed.

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ART GRANTS

Your Art Grant Cycle for 2013 is now open! On behalf of the organizing team and future funded artists, thank you Lakes of Fire community for your incredible support! It truly is your participation that has made this program possible, and it is quite literally your money that is funding these grants ... a special thanks to everyone who donated to increase our funding capabilities in 2013! Interested artists should see our policies, found here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrants/#policies

To apply for your art grant, just go here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrantform/

If you have questions, just email artgrants@lakesoffire.org!
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THEME CAMP, WORKSHOP, & ART REGISTRATION
Are you bringing a Theme Camp, Art Project, Workshop or a Mutant Vehicle this year? Registration for this year's event is now open! You are part of what makes Lakes of Fire so amazing. Thank you! As a token of our appreciation, all registered Theme Camps and Volunteers are invited to come early to the event!

We have a brand new registration form for you to fill out, allowing you to make all your gifts known at once. Just follow this link: http://www.lakesoffire.org/themecamps/

* Theme Camp or Art Project - Register by May 15th
* Fire Artists - Register by May 5th
* Sound Camps - Register by May 5th

Please help us out by registering early.

And don't forget to buy your ticket on March 31st!

That's all for now - more to come!

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Re: Lakes of Fire 2013 - Rothbury, MI (June 20-23)

Postby Lakes of Fire » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:55 am

Lakes of Fire 2013

SUPERSTITION

Thursday, June 20th - Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Lucky Lake Campground
3977 West Wilke Road
(Enter on Winston Road)
Montague, MI 49437
(Rothbury exit)
http://www.lakesoffire.org/
http://www.luckylakecampground.com/

LoFers:

Great Lakes Experimental Arts, Inc. (G.L.E.A.) has sold through all of the tickets for Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition).

2013's Survival Guide is available right here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/. Please read it. All of it.

To volunteer to make Lakes of Fire a reality, just follow this link: http://www.lakesoffire.org/volunteerform

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TICKETING DAY

Thanks again to the many LoFers who patiently put up with our technical issues on Sunday, March 31st's Ticketing Day.

Unprecedented volume of purchasers caused major server problems, as many of you are well aware. Your friends at G.L.E.A. sincerely and humbly apologize for the hassles, delays, and frustrations that came with this year's Ticketing Day. We acknowledge that the technical problems brought about disappointment for many, including a great many participants who were unable to obtain tickets before they were sold out.

Scarcity is the new reality for the world's Burning Man community. Currently, demand greatly outstrips supply for tickets to Lakes of Fire, so quickly selling through all of them is very likely to continue into future years. That said, we are 100% dedicated to making sure that server crashes never happen again on Ticketing Day.

If you missed out on Ticketing Day, don't despair! Although G.L.E.A. Inc. is not coordinating any further ticket sales outside of returning volunteers, there are a wealth of community resources for the inevitable re-sales apart from the main sale, including right here http://tinyurl.com/loftixxchng. To plug in to YOUR local Burning Man community, start here. http://regionals.burningman.com/ .

These sources are ESPECIALLY relevant in the final two weeks before the event. While it may make planning harder, last minute searchers are the most likely to find those tickets rumored to be "falling from the sky."

Again, THANK YOU to all of those patient and forgiving LoFers who dealt with the bumpy Ticketing Day. Your Organizing Team Leads are totally committed to avoiding a repeat in the future.

xoxo,

Your Organizers

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VOLUNTEERS: We need you!

Lakes of Fire is a 100% volunteer-run event. Whether it's building the mighty effigy, organizing the parking lot, or this Survival Guide, everything is done by volunteers exactly like you. So don't just participate, volunteer-ipate! If you think you'd like to join our motley crew of do-ers, moties and super(wo)men, please sign up here or contact at volunteers@lakesoffire.org.

VOLUNTEER TIX
* Lakes of Fire volunteers need tickets to enter the event . . . even G.L.E.A. Inc. board members, who serve year-round, purchase tickets.
* Volunteers who contribute a minimum of 8 (EIGHT) hours during LoF designated volunteer shift(s) are offered a discounted volunteer appreciation ticket a.k.a "thank you tickets" for the NEXT event as a thank you gift for that service. Service in 2012 qualified for a 2013 ticket, service in 2013 will count towards 2014, etc.
* Thank you tickets are available at a reduced price, and volunteers have a limited amount of time in which to purchase them.
* New volunteers or current volunteers who worked less than 8 (EIGHT) hours towards the previous year's event won't receive a thank you ticket.

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CAMPING

2013's Survival Guide is available right here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/. Read it. All of it. Right now. If you don't know the critical information found in this document, you risk having WAY LESS of a good time.

Lakes of Fire has primitive camping and porto-potties, and that's it. Rely on yourself for your survival.

Lucky Lake Campground also includes a freshwater, no-wake, no-gas-motor lake with over a mile of shoreline and catch and release fishing, but no lifeguards. Be well aware that you swim at your own risk.

Lucky Lake's 180-acre site is also equipped with several trails and dirt roads. Bikes are welcome, but be aware: mountain bikes will get you around more easily.

If you're not used to camping, you can find information on what you need for camping here: http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/checklists.htm

Failure to bring these necessities will result in way less of a good time.

Leave At Home:
* Fireworks – only the Effigy Council is allowed to bring Fireworks to Lakes of Fire
* Guns or weapons of any kind
* Pets – aside from ADA-qualified assistance dogs
* Glass – a serious impediment to our Leave No Trace Principle. Cans are preferred.
* Illegal substances of any kind.

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SAFETY

2013's Survival Guide is available right here: http://www.lakesoffire.org/survivalguide/. Read it. All of it. Right now. If you don't know the critical information found in this document, you risk having WAY LESS of a good time.

Lakes of Fire is a 77-hour outdoor event. You're expected to rely on yourself for all your basic needs.

Please prepare for rain, wind and other extreme weather. Failure to do so may result in way less of a good time.

Beware of toxicodendrons-radicans (poison ivy). Leaves of three? Let it be!!

West Michigan is home to a variety of wild animals. Take measures to ensure food and trash are secured and stored where raiders cannot find a meal, make a mess, or create a health hazard.

If you're severely allergic to bee stings, or bug bites, please take the appropriate precautions. A once-over check for ticks before you leave is a good idea, too.

Please be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty on the beaches of Lucky Lake. Swim at your own risk, and always with a buddy.

We encourage self-reliance in all situations, but some medical precautions are in place, including a volunteer medical team and an on-call ambulance if needed.

That's all for now - more to come!

Can't wait to see you at Lakes of Fire 2013 (Superstition)!

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